The expectation and plan is for this to be a happy, fun thread. We shall see...
Last year my seasonal traffic increase began the very first week of September, but Labor Day was September 1st. This year the starting line is September 7th.
For those of us with non-summer-specific hubs, the weekly traffic increases should continue through the end of November. Those of us without product-specific hubs will see a drop in December. Then the real party begins in January.
For me, that's been the usual pattern. If this pattern doesn't occur again this year, then the party is indeed truly over. Drum roll...
Wednesday... Wednesday... I see that leastwise HP already has the four 60:40 AdSense ads in place for the accounts doing straight AdSense. Hope I reach payout before the competing 0:100 noshare ads show up. Gonna be iffy what with the pre Labor Day traffic still being terrible. Once I do make it, back to the HP Ad program I go.
I wonder if I should wander. But then I wonder wander where? Meanwhile, I've forgotten whether HP was in the 40's or 60's way back when in the glory days. The only thing normal about the internet is that nothing is normal.
Well, cr@p. I just figured out why every hub of mine is so sluggish. HP is already displaying the noshare ads 4 days sooner than they said they would. No wonder my AdSense RPM is suddenly in the commode. I gave up and switched back to HP Ads. I'm going to have to depend on my WWNN site to get me home as far as making AdSense threshold.
Students back to school, maybe? Anyway, it's been slower for me, too, especially earnings. But Friday was surprisingly good. It may have been that I tweeted my book lovers article with hashtags about today's National Book Festival in DC. It was awesome, by the way.
September is usually the worst time of the year for me for traffic to hubs. So far this month, my hub traffic seems to have dropped by 50% compared to last month (and the several months before that). It seems to be staying around that mark. Same thing last year and the year before.
Yep, definitely gonna be pathetic for all (99%?) of us this weekend, https://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com?country=US As for the rest of September, I'm finding it interesting there are more differences amongst Hubbers than I originally thought.
Well, had a dynamite day out in the real world and got all sorts of business-of-living stuff done. Got home and gazed at my AdSense account, woeful it was; I can't wait for next week, critter better come through.
One click on my website is often worth a week or more of HP earnings, and I get at least one click a day. Ironically the material on that site is mainly the contents of a couple of hubs that HP killed due to "lack of engagement".
In the overall scheme of things, it is still pennies, which is why I'm not dedicating time or effort to expand the site. I must admit I was surprised though to see both views and earnings improved many times over when the content went from here onto an independent site.
I was doing pretty well up until this morning, my traffic is tanked this morning - I hope it's just a fluke. The ones that are doing well are one fairly seasonal one and the handful that get pinned all the time, otherwise things are pretty flat, but like others I am in the process of finding new homes for several of my hubs that are under performing here.
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